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The Lenin Foundry was built as a propaganda weapon against historic Kraków. The communists tried to use their accomplishments to eclipse Poland's historical heritage.

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum

The development of heavy industry was a priority for the communist authorities. They expanded it without any regard for the consequences. This quickly led to imbalances in economic development and a lack of regard for work safety, which resulted in a plague of occupational illnesses. Under such circumstances, the environment was not taken into account at all, leading to environmental disasters.

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  • Title: The Lenin Foundry was built as a propaganda weapon against historic Kraków. The communists tried to use their accomplishments to eclipse Poland's historical heritage.
  • Location: Cracow, Nowa Huta
  • Contributor: Polish History Museum | Contributed by East News
  • Original Source: T. Hermanczyk/EAST NEWS
  • Event date: 1954-07-22
  • Collection: Polish History Museum

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